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Ames National Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Ames National Corporation shares (ATLO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ames National Corporation employs 281 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$58 million.

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  3. Search for Ames National Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ATLO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$24.02, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ames National Corporation, depending on your broker.
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Ames National Corporation share price

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Ames National Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$24.02
52-week rangeUSD$16.3144 - USD$26.87
50-day moving average USD$22.7082
200-day moving average USD$19.9207
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 12.7338
Dividend yield USD$1 (4.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.957

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Ames National Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.02 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-08) -0.50%
1 month (2020-12-16) -8.88%
3 months (2020-10-15) 23.05%
6 months (2020-07-15) 24.07%
1 year (2020-01-15) -11.79%
2 years (2019-01-15) -6.10%
3 years (2018-01-12) 29.65
5 years (2016-01-15) 2.65%

Is Ames National Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ames National Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ames National Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ames National Corporation's P/E ratio

Ames National Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Ames National Corporation shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Ames National Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$58 million
Operating margin TTM 39.06%
Gross profit TTM USD$52.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.05%
Return on equity TTM 9.15%
Profit margin 30.94%
Book value $22.585
Market capitalisation USD$227.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ames National Corporation shares

There are currently 96,163 Ames National Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Ames National Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 31.2% up from 73,312 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ames National Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Ames National Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ames National Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ames National Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ames National Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 20635.836909871). Ames National Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.66. In other words for every 100,000 Ames National Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4660 shares are currently held short.

However Ames National Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ames National Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ames National Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ames National Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ames National Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0124% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ames National Corporation shares, roughly 12 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ames National Corporation.

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Ames National Corporation share dividends

47%

Dividend payout ratio: 46.83% of net profits

Recently Ames National Corporation has paid out, on average, around 46.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ames National Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 4.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ames National Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

While Ames National Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Ames National Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Ames National Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 13 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ames National Corporation's shares ever split?

Ames National Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 18 July 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ames National Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ames National Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Ames National Corporation's share price.

Ames National Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ames National Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.3144 up to $26.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATLO.US volatility(beta: 0.69)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ames National Corporation's is 0.685. This would suggest that Ames National Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ames National Corporation overview

Ames National Corporation operates as a multi-bank holding company that provides banking products and services primarily in Adams, Boone, Clarke, Hancock, Marshall, Polk, Ringgold, Story, Taylor, and Union counties in the central, north-central, and south-central Iowa. The company offers a range of deposits, including checking and savings accounts; and time deposits of various types comprising money market accounts and certificates of deposit. It also provides loans, such as short-term and medium-term commercial and agricultural real estate loans, residential real estate loans, equipment loans, vehicle loans, personal loans and lines of credit, and home improvement loans, as well as agricultural and business operating loans and lines of credit; and originates mortgage loans for sale into the secondary market. In addition, the company offers cash management, merchant credit card processing, safe deposit box, wire transfer, direct deposit of payroll and social security check, and automated/video teller machine access services; and automatic drafts for various accounts, as well as trust services comprising wealth management services. Further, it provides farm management, investment, and custodial services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations; and online management, mobile banking, and private banking services. Ames National Corporation was founded in 1903 and is based in Ames, Iowa.

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